The playgroup is aimed at 9-12 years olds, but younger or older kids and siblings are always welcome, especially if they like imaginative play and creative games.
We usually meet in Prospect Park on Fridays at 12;30. We sometimes organize outings to shows, classes, the beach, museums, events, etc.
The group was started in September of 2014 and our list is pretty large (about 300 parents), but usually we only get 10-20 people at a time, which is great because kids really get to know each other after a few times and parents have a chance to become friends as well.
We aim to be an inclusive, kind and diverse community group, and to learn from each other. I have received a few questions relating to nationalities, gender, racial diversity, languages, kids with special needs, foods, and religious needs. We have no plans of sharing food, and if we do it will be planned and discussed. You are always welcome. We encourage you to speak any language you would like with your kids and others, and encourage you to come have fun with us if you are part of any religion, country, racial or cultural group, identify as any gender, or in any other way, be yourself, as long as you pay the same respect and offer the same kindness and rights to those around you and help your children do the same.
The playgroup is deliciously diverse in nationalities ideas, occupations, schooling ideas ( homeschoolers, unschoolers, homeschooling coop,) and backgrounds. We love welcoming new people and sharing ideas about what to do with the kids and all that is available in this amazing city called NYC.
We don’t function as a class. This group is child-led with parental supervision if any problems or conflicts arise. When the weather is good we just bring games, balls, ropes, arts supplies and whatever else we feel like sharing and let the kids explore and run around. Sometimes we go on field trips together or make plans for an outing. We meet year-round.
If you would like to join us, please fill the form HERE, and I will add you to our list. There are no fees of any kind.